Sruli Fruchter

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18forty Three Weeks To Mourn the Kibbutzim of Slaughter 23 Jul
The essay discusses the need for mourning and healing in the Jewish community following the October 7 massacre and parallels it with the concept of the Three...
23 Jul
18forty His Ladder Will Take You to the Zohar 10 Jul
Rav Yehuda Leib HaLevi Ashlag, also known as Baal HaSulam, was a key figure in popularizing Kabbalah and the Zohar in the 20th century. Born in Poland, he mo...
10 Jul
18forty How the Lubavitcher Rebbe Teaches Us to Transcend Ourselves 9 Jul
The article discusses the teachings of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, focusing on the importance of collectivity, generosity, and e...
9 Jul
18forty If America Cares About Democracy, It Will Stand by Israel 4 Jul
The text emphasizes the importance of democracy as a moral value and highlights Abraham Lincoln's definition of democracy as protecting individual freedom an...
4 Jul
18forty Does Revelation Satisfy the ‘Why Be Jewish’ Question? 3 Jul
The essay discusses the fundamental question of "why be Jewish" in contemporary discourse, focusing on the shift towards emphasizing the act of "doing Jewish...
3 Jul
Forward Today’s antisemitism will not end when the war in Gaza does 27 Jun
The article discusses the current wave of antisemitism, emphasizing that it goes beyond the recent conflict in Gaza and is reshaping the world for Jews. It h...
27 Jun
18forty Benny Morris Has Thoughts on Israel, the War, and Our Future 25 Jun
Benny Morris, a prominent Israeli historian, has shifted to the right politically over the years, and remains a crucial figure in understanding Israel's hist...
25 Jun
18forty Discovering Orthodoxy, Halacha, and Myself 19 Jun
The author describes her journey of discovering Orthodoxy and halacha, starting with a fascination with the moon and the interconnectedness of Jewish women's...
19 Jun
18forty Is Orthodoxy Too Fractured? Our Past Can Guide Us 19 Jun
In 1992, a symposium on Orthodox unity addressed significant halakhic issues and challenges facing the Jewish community, including internal divisions, outrea...
19 Jun
18forty I Always Felt Religiously Homeless Growing Up—Until I Came to Israel 5 Jun
The author reflects on feeling spiritually homeless while growing up in a mixed denominational Jewish environment in America. They struggled to reconcile the...
5 Jun